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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Aerial Ad Warfare - JAS 39 Gripen & The Eurofighter Typhoon

Two ads released by the respective aircraft manufacturers - the Eurofighter Typhoon & Saab JAS 39 Gripen [NG].

INS Vikramaditya, Indian Navy Aircraft Carrier [Photographs]

"Nayan Tarse, Nayan Tarse, Taras Na Mile, Nayan Tarse

Nayan Tarse, Nayan Tarse, Dono Se Bahe Dhaar, Nayan Tarse

Haare Yeh, Path Nihar, Nayan Tarse Tarse Tarse Re"

Monday, January 28, 2013

French Rafale M Fighter Operating Off Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle [Photographs]

Breath-taking collection of pictures showing the Carrier-capable version of the French aircraft operating off its sole Aircraft Carrier, the Charles de Gaulle.

Upgraded INS Sindhurakshak, Indian Navy's Kilo-Class [Sindhughosh-Class] Submarine [Video]

Indian Navy's Russian-origin Sindhughosh-class submarine, the INS Sindhurakshak [S63], has successfully undergone upgrades in Russia & is set to sail for India tomorrow [January 29 2012].

Sunday, January 27, 2013

C-130J 'Super Hercules' Aircraft Of The Indian Air Force [IAF] [Photographs]

A total of at least 12 of these medium-lift transport aircrafts are expected to be inducted into service with the Indian Air Force [IAF] - 6 have been delivered, so far.

Boeing's Official Photograph: Indian Air Force's C-17A Transport Aircraft In Flight [Ultra Hi-Res]

Boeing provided this photograph as part of its media kit to the press, while announcing the maiden flight of the Indian Air Force's [IAF] C-17A transport aircraft.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Indian Military Hardware Displayed At The 2013 Republic Day Parade [Photographs]

A glimpse of military hardware & weapon systems used by the Indian Armed Forces.

Smoking The Peace Pipe [Statutory Warning: Smoking Is Injurious To Health]

In his latest column, Lt. Col. [retd] Ajai Shukla Sir makes the case for a peace process between India & Pakistan, ultimately leading to peace - a goal as pious & virtuous as global Nuclear disarmament itself.

Friday, January 25, 2013

IAF's C-17 Globemaster III Flown To The U.S. Edwards Air Force Base For Testing [Photographs]

The Indian Air Force's [IAF] first C-17 transport aircraft would undergo tests there, as specifically asked for by the end-user.

Fourth T-50 PAK-FA Prototype Aircraft Undertakes Maiden Long Distance Flight [Photographs]

The latest prototype of the Russian fifth generation fighter undertook, what has been described by its designers as the longest flight journey.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

National Security And 'Nuclear Deterrence' In The Indian Subcontinent

I'm constantly amazed by the wide range of topics columnist Aakar Patel chooses to write about. A columnist inside whom, perhaps, resides the spirits of Leonardo da Vinci's fellow Renaissance man, Athanasius Kircher1.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

India And Vietnam Encouraging Joint Scientific Research - Seeking Your Proposals And Ideas

Joint partnership & co-operation between two nations with shared values, common interests and similar threat perceptions.

Inspector Sujata Patil, You Were Anguished, Feeling Helpless But, You're NOT Communal

"Bhool Gaye Woh Ramzan, Bhool Gaye Woh Insaaniyat" Translation: "They've forgotten [the Muslim festival of] Ramzan [Ramadan], They forgotten humanity"


[In response] Arif Naseem Khan, minorities affairs minister: "This is shocking. Its very sad to hear that a police officer is promoting communalism."


[In response] Muslim "Activist" Ameen Mustafa Idrisi: "We want a case of spreading communal hatred registered; if they fail to do so, we will file a PIL"